Deliberate Play-Deliberate Practice Coaching Session with Paddy Christie

Deliberate Play-Deliberate Practice Coaching Session

On Saturday December 3rd at 10am in Centre of Excellence, Annaduff, Leitrim GAA is hosting a special Coaching Session for all GAA Coaches. The session is being delivered by former Dublin Captain Paddy Christie and is not to be missed. It is geared specifically towards coaches of Underage players but all Leitrim GAA coaches are very welcome to attend. 

Course Duration: 1.5-2 hours

Course Aim 

Deliberate Play activity includes classic street games which are usually played with small sided teams and flexible peer defined rules. Play inspires thinking and adaptation promoting creative problem solving and conflict resolution. It allows children to build their ownÓgames, define their own rules and defines the cognitive skills that are needed not only for playerss.

In contrast Deliberate Practice is the focused improvement through repetitive activity, continual feedback and correction.

Spomtaneous activity to encourage free play

Highly structured activities designed to advance your skillls

Emphasise specific skills for a competitive edge by building on your pre existing skillls

Highlighting thr link between unstructured play and deliberate practice


Short Powerpoint presentation and field based presentation during which coaches will gain practical experience through practical coaching drills, skills and conditioned games.

Booking: Contact James Glancy at or 0864082561. Places are limited so early booking is advised but in any event before Dec1st.

Cost: €5 



19-Nov-16 by Declan Bohan – PRO